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123Independenceday Philippines Arts and Culture

Arts and Culture of Philippines


"Every man's ability may be strengthened or increased by culture."--- John Abbott.

The art and culture of Philippines truly reflects the vibrant diversity of the country formed as a result of amalgamation of different ethnic and linguistic groups from different parts of the country. Before the achievement of independence, the island nation of Philippines was inhabited by the Spanish rulers who exerted a tremendous influence on the art and cultural scenario of the country

Historical Aspects of Filipino Art and Culture---

The Spanish colonization of Philippine islands, led to import of foreign technology in this part of the world. But the historical evidences suggest that the Filipinos were considerably advanced the Spanish found that they were creators of their own. Through their wide knowledge, they invented their own set of harquebus, portable cannons and lantakas which were unique in them and were extensively used as warfare items. The earlier society strongly believed in values of heroism and valor while at the same time they lived in a close knit family with certain emotional values gaining the prime significance. Filipinos comprised of different tribes and their major livelihood activities included jewelry making, metal works, potteries and mining. The Filipinos were believed to be great craftsmen; their carvings mainly consisted of small "anitos" usually meant for household decoration, while small wooden religious structures known as "simbahan" were kept at important places of worship. The origin of the rice terraces of Philippines can be traced back to the Filipino cultural roots dating back to nearly 1000B.C.

Entertainment Activities in Philippines---

A comprehensive analysis of art and culture of Philippines remains incomplete without mentioning its lively nightlife with bustling streets and teeming populace. Due to its wide coral beaches and turquoise sea beaches, it has become a favorite haunt for nature lovers and also one of the best romantic destinations of the world. The island nation of Philippines boasts of some of the beach side resorts, dazzling islands and offering excellent scopes for scuba diving and other adventurous water sports. If you are foodie and love to relish the wide varieties of sea food, then the restaurants and hotels in the Manila city offers you the best gastronomical delights along with awesome night life dedicated to great music and dance to add that extra joy in your tour to Philippines. Among the most popular beaches of Philippines are the Boracay Island, Siargao Island and the magnificent Bohol's springs and Beaches. In midst of the white sandy beaches, mangrove trees and coral reefs stand apart the vibrant and colorful Philippine art and culture pulsating with new revelations of the past.

Literary Aspects of Philippine Art and Culture---

Since ages, the literature of Philippines has been pre dominated by the presence of interesting fables and mythological stories depicting the earlier life of the people inhabiting the island. However, the colonial literature which grew as a result of the Spanish invasion of the country widely eulogized the Spanish lifestyle and its various facets. The modern literature of Philippines widely used English as the form of literary expression.

Thus, the art and culture of Philippines truly embodies the basic traditional values of the region.

 


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